Week 14 is now over and while some are now out of the race for a league title, the rest are moving on to the Semifinals. The week started out with a surprise loss by the Pittsburgh Steelers and finished with a route of the Arizona Cardinals, but I had my best week to date and if you listened to me, you are one of the few that moved on to the next round of the fantasy playoffs.
Aaron Rodgers: Before the season started I had big dreams for Rodgers, but this weekend he forgot to show up at the game and caused a lot of losses for fantasy owners. Rodgers managed to throw for just 180 yards and no scores this weekend. He did complete a 2-point conversion, but he also lost a fumble which takes those additional points right back.
Carson Palmer: I am a big fan of Palmer's, but this weekend he had one of the worst games of his career. Palmer finished the game with 94 yards and a TD. That's right, 94 passing yards. He needs to find a way to throw for more yards if he wants to keep fantasy owners' confidence.
Steven Jackson: Jackson and the Rams offense failed to impress on Sunday as he finished with just 47 rushing yards and no touchdowns. Because of the problems there are in St. Louis, I wouldn't look for a major turnaround from Jackson as the season finishes.
Chris Brown: Brown took over the starting RB job when Steve Slaton was put on IR, but he failed to live up to the hype this weekend as he finished with a whopping 7 rushing yards on three carries. Adding insult to shame, Brown has lost his job to Arian Foster.
Randy Moss: And the problems just keep on coming for Moss as not only did he finish with one catch for 16 yards, but Panthers CB Chris Gamble said that Moss "shut it down" due to Carolina's constant pressure early in Sunday's game.
Larry Fitzgerald: Megatron was a mega bust this weekend as he finished with 37 receiving yards, but Fitzgerald was the #1 WR taken in most leagues and he managed just two catches for 22 yards and no TDs. This sure wasn't the weekend for Fitzgerald to have an off game.
Greg Olsen: I warned people about Olsen many times, but a lot of people didn't take the advice. This week Olsen managed an astounding 2 catches for 14 yards, which just proves that there is something very wrong with Chicago's offense.
Pittsburgh Steelers defense:The Steelers defense allowed just 13 points to the Browns, but their only other defensive stat was a single sack. No interceptions, no touchdowns, and no fumbles makes this top-ranked defense a major disappointment in round 1 of the fantasy playoffs.
So, how did I do in Week 1 of the fantasy playoffs? I went 15-16, missing on just TE Fred Davis. The Chargers defense gave up 17 points and managed just one sack which gave me a correct answer. Fred Jackson didn't score, but he did manage 99 rushing yards, 23 receiving yards, and 91 return yards, which means he was still well worth an RB2 slot. Bruce Gradkowski has torn MCLs in both of his knees. The starters were complete winners and the sitters were complete busts, so take my 93.75% rating this week shows that I can lead you to the promised land if you are willing to follow.